Captain Canot

or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

Author: Theodore Canot
Co-author: Brantz Mayer
Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 159,206 / 472 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.2
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,013
Added to site: 2007.10.15
mnybks.net#: 18542
Advertisement

Being an account of his career and adventures on the coast, in the interior, on shipboard, and in the west indies. Written out and edited from the Captainís journals, memoranda and conversations.

Show Excerpt

omen separated--Attention to health, cleanliness, ventilation--Singing and amusements--Daily purification of the vessel--Night, order and silence preserved by negro constables--Use and disuse of handcuffs--Brazilian slavers--(Note on condition of slavers since the treaty with Spain) 99

CHAP. XII.--How a cargo of slaves is landed in Cuba--Detection avoided--"Gratificaciones." Clothes distributed--Vessel burnt or sent in as a coaster, or in distress--A slave's first glimpse of a Cuban plantation--Delight with food and dress--Oddity of beasts of burden and vehicles--A slave's first interview with a negro postilion--the postilion's sermon in favor of slavery--Dealings with the anchorites--How tobacco smoke blinds public functionaries--My popularity on the Rio Pongo--Ormond's enmity to me 107

CHAP. XIII.--I become intimate with "Country princes" and receive their presents--Royal marriages--Insulting to refuse a proffered wife--I am pressed to wed a princess and my diplomacy to escap

Cover image for

Download


show mobile phone QR code

Donate a small amount via Paypal below or read about some other ways that you can support ManyBooks.